The Carpenter's Axe has a straight edge and thin blade with low angle of bevel face, suited for work in dry wood. Forged inward curve from heel to lip of the head allows your hand to grip almost straight above the center of the edge. This, and the long straight cutting edge, gives rigidity, stability, and control when cutting. Functions like a good heavy knife. The axe butt is ground and can be used as a hammer. Has a 3½" face, 1½ lb. head and an 18" hickory handle.